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Court Sets 18-Day Trial for Chinese Professor Accused of Trade Theft

Court Sets 18-Day Trial for Chinese Professor Accused of Trade Theft

SAN JOSÉ—A U.S. District Court has set aside eighteen days beginning in late April for the trial of Chinese scientist Hao Zhang on criminal charges of trade-secret theft from two semiconductor companies with …

Pew Research: Foreign-Student Graduates Migrate to Bay Area En Masse

Pew Research: Foreign-Student Graduates Migrate to Bay Area En Masse

By Sharon Simonson Not wildfires, mudslides, or monster commutes; not overcrowded and expensive housing or gender-challenged workplaces. Nothing—so far—can keep them away: foreign students seeking U.S. …

Rebirth in Silicon Valley

Rebirth in Silicon Valley

By Sharon Simonson If Peter Thiel wants to leave Silicon Valley, I say, “Peter, bon voyage.” If you don’t know who Peter Thiel is, this story is for you. (Peter Thiel is a very rich Hollywood …

New U.S. Census Bureau Data: Silicon Valley Population Barely Grew in 2017

New U.S. Census Bureau Data: Silicon Valley Population Barely Grew in 2017

Alameda and San Francisco counties also are seeing slower population growth. Existing residents left the region at their highest levels in seven years in 2017. International in-migration is compensating for the …

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Bay Area Professors’ Latin American Cookbook Tops Amazon Sales

Bay Area Professors’ Latin American Cookbook Tops Amazon Sales

San Francisco Bay Area professors Luz Calvo (right) and Catriona Rueda Esquibel want Mexican-Americans to reclaim their ancestral diet before the Spanish conquest.

U.S.-Born Son of Refugees Tests San Jose’s Appetite for Next-Gen Viet Leaders

U.S.-Born Son of Refugees Tests San Jose’s Appetite for Next-Gen Viet Leaders

By Sharon Simonson April 6, EAST SAN JOSE — In college, Lan Diep told people to call him Ethan. He is probably the whitest Vietnamese man I had ever met, or would meet, he tells me. He dresses in khaki pants, …

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